Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG
ALCOHOL: 15,5% • YEAR OF PLANTING: 1992
CLUSTER THINNING: 60% redution by thinning out the bunches in early August.
FERMENTATION: stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature for approx. 12 days.
AGING: in exclusively new French oak barriques for 22 months, followed by at least 12 months in the bottle.
LONGEVITY: this wine will certainly improve with the years and…I’d really like to taste it in twenty years’time!
FOOD PAIRING: any food, provided it’s good.
A very successful wine, elegant and well-balanced in every respect. Thick ruby red with a purple rim. The nose is an explosion of intense and diverse flavours, rich and sweet, with little black fruit blending with the toasted hint of coffee and oak, all framed in beautiful balsamic eucalyptus. On the palate, this wine has class. It is very rich in extract and particularly supple, with thick texture, sharp tannins and an enjoyable freshness. It develops over the years, capitalizing on the toasty notes of oak.